Desert Islands Discs host Kirsty Young conducted his last recorded conversation for Channel 4’s George Michael: Freedom documentary.
George Michael’s final interview will be played almost entirely on BBC Radio 2 next month.
The interview was recorded at his home in Goring-upon-Thames in September last year, just three months before his death on Christmas Day.
This interview will be aired over two hour long broadcasts, and it will detail his career peaks and more details including his battle with record label Sony, and the loss of his first love Anselmo Feleppa.
As George and Kirsty parted following the interview, George told her: ‘You should turn this into a radio programme.’
Some previously unheard comments from George include him talking about balancing his personal life and career:
‘I had a feeling that I couldn’t have both. I felt that I couldn’t come out and, and live a full gay life and still have my devotion to what I did.’
George also discusses his love for his boyfriend of two years Anselmo, who died aged 33 in 1993 of an AIDS-related illness, saying: ‘I was happier than I’d ever been in my entire life. Fame, money. Everything else just kind of, paled by comparison to finally at 27 years old, waking up in bed with someone who loves you.’
Kirsty had been friends with George for years and has said she was ‘floored’ by his death after the singer passed away from heart and liver disease at the age of 53 last year.
Speaking about him crashing his car under the influence of drugs in 2010, Kirsty stated the following:
‘There was self-sabotage in there. There has to be if you are willing to get behind a wheel when you are off your head. That is not a sensible thing to do.’
She continued confessing that he had told her he had ‘more to do’ in his career, and spoke about a project that was better than anything he had previously worked on.
She added to the Times magazine, ‘I think he had a lot of hope that good things were ahead.’
George Michael: The Red Line will air on November 1 and November 8 at 10 pm on Radio 2. Kirsty declined a fee for the interview and George anonymously donated £50,000 to the charity Unicef, for which Kirsty is UK president.